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This page includes information on the Trust’s Community Broadband Scheme.

Here you can find our latest updates and learn how you can join up.

Update 7 February 2018 

It is all good news. More households are getting connected.  This week installers are working around the Whitebridge Hotel and new line of sight links to homes are going in.

Stratherrick & Foyers Community Broadband Update – November 2017

The infrastructure for Phase one of the Community Wireless project is now fully complete. Phase one is from the Stratherrick Hall to a property in Gorthleck then bounced to a tower at Wester Drummond & one further mast to the South of Whitebridge. From this, we currently have 22 households connected & enjoying speeds of around 40-50mbps (some have recorded over 70mbps!?!) This number of households is more than double that had originally signed up for connection in the Phase one area & the number is still rising! This is fantastic but all takes time & there have been some interesting installations but the team from CFWN are working hard to find solutions for each property that wants the service.

We are now working with CFWN on moving out further to other areas for phase two & have been travelling about looking at locations & contacting householders, whilst the installation work still continues in the phase one area.

CFWN are a small local company that are expanding but are also very busy so capacity is an issue but the progress we have made is the envy of many other Communities & we are being talked about as an example of what is possible.

In other broadband news, I have been told that the BT cabinet that is due to go in at Lower Foyers should be installed next month with a possibility of being live early next year. Also, the Better Broadband voucher Scheme, that was meant to end at the end of this year, has been extended for another year. This scheme gives a grant to help with the installation costs. Please see link below for news item ~ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/better-broadband-scheme-extended-for-another-year

Finally, for those that we haven’t yet reached – Thank you all for your continued patience, we hope to be with you soon!!!!!

 

 

Installations and expansion is ongoing in the Whitebridge area.  A report is expected in early October 2017.

Our First Base Station has gone live on 20 June 2017.

You can read our latest flyer at this link Broadband scheme update flyer 1 July 2017

or attend this drop in event in 13th July 2017 

Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust are holding a Broadband Afternoon and Evening on Thursday 13th July 2017.  The venue is the Stratherrick Hall.

We hope you will drop-in to the Hall between 3pm and 8pm.

Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust is working with local firm Cromarty Firth Wireless Networks to beam broadband signals around the area.  This gives households the opportunity to tap in to high speed broadband through a wireless system which does not rely on phone lines.

You are invited to come along to the Hall to learn more about the new system and check the speeds available Community Trust Directors and technicians from Cromarty Firth Wireless Network will be on hand to answer questions.

Here is the link to Cromarty Firth Wireless Networks website http://www.cfwn.co.uk/

If you wish to discuss anything about the Broadband project with Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust please contact Sharon Ferguson on 01456 486771